Statement, Note Taking and Report Writing

Written evidence is a vital part of any investigation. In many cases, having top quality written evidence can prevent a case going to court.

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Learn how to improve the content, structure and style of your statements and reports as well as adopting a best practice approach to note taking.

On completion of this course, delegates will:

  • Understand the importance of an investigation log and how to use it
  • Understand the importance of contemporaneous notes and how to make them
  • Learn how to keep an Officer’s note book
  • Learn how to write a statement
  • Learn how to structure and take an accurate statement from a witness
  • Understand layout and formalities
  • Learn how to write different types of reports
  • Be able to insulate written evidence against cross examination
  • Develop a consistent and best practice approach to reports
  • Learn how to use exhibits / appendices / photos /plans / maps
  • Develop an objective and critical eye in relation to written evidence